• On Sep 11, 2018
    Carolyn from MA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are going to WDW in October, staying at the Polynesian. Someone told me that when you go to Magic Kingdom from the Polynesian-the hotel has you go through security there, and you can go right through the gates at Magic Kingdom, is this true?

    Hi, there!

     Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Carolyn. We love when you stop by!

     Your stay at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort is just around the corner. How very exciting! My family enjoyed a week at this tropical oasis a few months ago, and we loved every minute. You heard correctly. If you decide to travel to Magic Kingdom Park by monorail service, you'll pass the security screening just outside the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House before entering the monorail platform. When the monorail arrives at Magic Kingdom Park, you may go directly to the gate to scan your MagicBand and step onto Main Street, U.S.A. Should you choose to travel to Magic Kingdom Park by water transportation (my family found this option to be more convenient than the monorail), you'll go through a security screening immediately after exiting the boat. This security point is exclusive to Guests traveling by watercraft, so it won't take much time at all. 

     During your stay at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, be sure to take advantage of the incredible dining options. I especially love the delicious breakfast at 'Ohana. My kids had the best time dining with Mickey Mouse, Lilo, and Stitch! I also highly recommend Disney's Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. With a tropical feast and incredible entertainment, what could be better?

     I hope this was helpful, Carolyn. Please visit us again soon with any other questions you may have!

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Meet the Panelist: Ashley, Pennsylvania

Hi, there! I'm Ashley, and I have been a fan of all-things-Disney for as long as I can remember. My family and I enjoy sprinkling Disney magic into our everyday lives, but we most love making memories together on a Walt Disney World Resort vacation! The unique entertainment, fantastic dining, and incredible attractions completely immerse our family in the magic of Disney storytelling and keep us coming back to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" year after year.  Learn More About Ashley

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